Mansfield Timberview could only keep Omar Sherman quiet for so long.
The 6-foot-8 forward scored 16 second-half points and finished with 18 to lead Duncanville to a 60-44 win Friday night at Sandra Meadows Memorial Arena in Duncanville.
“[Sherman] is a tough matchup for us,” Timberview coach Duane Gregory said. “We’ll play him a little different next time but, really, we just need to be aware of where he is at all times.”
Timberview (11-8 overall, 3-4 District 7-5A) fell behind 15-4 and was down 30-21 at halftime. Five quick points from Matt Martin cut the Duncanville lead to 30-26, but the Wolves wouldn’t get any closer.
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Sherman, a Miami (Fla.) recruit, followed with back-to-back dunks then later was able to post up Alex Robinson, a guard, for another bucket after Timberview got the lead back down to five. Sherman added nine points in the fourth quarter.
Robinson, a Texas A&M signee, scored a game-high 21 points. No other Timberview player scored more than eight. Gregory said his team has to wait for more open looks on offense.
“It’s just a matter of us being more patient, offensively,” Gregory said. “We took some quick shots and that allowed them to get into a fast break situation.”
The loss set Timberview back in the competitive District 7-5A race behind leader DeSoto. Entering Friday, South Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, Cedar Hill and Duncanville were all tied at 4-2 in district play.
“We’re very competitive with every team in this district, and that’s what we told the guys [after the game],” Gregory said. “You’re three games out with seven to go, and you take it one game at a time and claw your way back into this thing.”